So You’ve Seen The Dark Knight: What To Do To Fill Your Weekend


You caught the new Batman flick already, eh?  If you’re looking for something to do this weekend but are too lazy to do the actual looking, don’t fret—we’ve sifted through a surplus of events to bring you five we think you’ll love. Happy Friday!

1. DineLA Restaurant Week
If you’re an uptown cat on a downtown budget, then this is the event for you.  Today is the last day of DineLA Restaurant Week, meaning it’s your last chance to check out top-notch spots like A-Frame, Lucques, and Sotto.  Each of the 250+ participating restaurants have created a special prix fixe menu, which start at $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner—as in, you can hit up some of those $$$$ restaurants you’ve been eyeing on Yelp without breaking the bank.  Bouchon, anyone? More information.

2. The Big Lebowski at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Grab some two-buck chuck, pack a picnic, and head to Hollywood Forever on Saturday to watch The Dude get rowdy the big screen.  Reservation tickets and on-site parking are already sold out, but seating is still available—get there early to snag one of the first come first served $10 donation tickets at the gate.  More information.

3. National Dance Day
So You Think You Can Dance groupies rejoice: The Music Center, Los Angeles County, and Dizzy Feet Foundation are all working together to bring National Dance Day to the west coast.  Held in the newly christened Grand Park in downtown L.A., there will be two classes: a hip-hop master class taught by SYTYCD alums Lauren Gottlieb, Lauren Froderman, and Brandon Bryant, and an “everybody dance” routine created by Zumba Fitness. Videos of both routines have been created ahead of time to help you learn the dances, so get downtown at 10 a.m. on Saturday and get moving!  More information.

4. New. Artisanal. Now.
This one-day food biennial, held in conjunction with the Hammer museum’s ongoing Made in L.A. biennial, will feature a pop-up shop full of artisanal treats.  Each of the twelve local producers being showcased have been selected by famous foodies like Top Chef’s Krista Simmons, Artisanal LA’s Shawna Dawson, and The Secret Fork’s Michaele Musel.  Pair that with organic imbibables from GreenBar collective (featured in our Best New Bars issue), and it’s sure to be a good time.  More information.

5. Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple will fill the Hollywood Palladium with her signature smoky, rich sounds this Sunday.  On tour promoting her newest mouthful of an album (The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Turning of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do), her first since 2005’s Extraordinary Machine, Apple is sure to belt out enough hits to make the (apple) juice worth the squeeze. More information.